Build Yourself A New Career As A Tradesman

If you’re the kind of person that gets bored stiff sitting in the office at a desk and you’re constantly itching to get out and do something practical, a career in the trades could be perfect for you. You can make good money and be your own boss if you set up...

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Open University Masters: Entry 21

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU I’ve been snowed under recently with OU work so it’s been difficult finding the time among TMAs and “life” to write blog posts. Sounds typical – I’m caught in meta loop where I haven’t had time to write about my OU experiences because I’m...

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Open University Students: Note Taking Tips

By Luke Murphy – Guest Contributor Note taking can be daunting, especially for those who have been out of education for a long time, such as myself. I have noticed quite a lot of people on my tutor group asking about note-taking techniques, so I thought it would be great if this...

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This is The Road Map To Your Dream Career

How many of us are lucky enough to be able to say that we have our dream career? The one that we have dreamed about since we were in short trousers? Well, probably not that many because that isn’t exactly how real life pans out. However, no matter where you are on...

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Money-Making Careers For Those Who Know Money

Whether you’re studying finance or you simply have a keen grasp of economics and great money sense, you have a tremendously valuable skill. Not only can those keen financial skills help you out a great deal in your day-to-day life and your personal money situation. But they can be the building blocks of...

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5 Education Options For Getting a Better Paying Job

You should never stop learning. There’s so much to learn out there, the second you stop, the second you stop progressing! Yet most people don’t take this approach. We spend the best part of two decades in the educational system; then we find a job, and, all of a sudden, we seem...

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What Do You Need To Succeed In Your Career?

No matter what career path you’re taking, what you want to achieve in your life, it’s safe to say that we all want to be successful in our chosen careers. Yet, this isn’t something that is guaranteed to happen. You really have to work for it. So if you want to ensure...

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Self-Management Techniques to Help You Move Forward With Your Career

When it comes to moving forward with your career, you have to exercise strict self-control and enforce productivity. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself putting everything off until tomorrow and never actually getting around to doing anything. Success requires hard work and dedication which can be exhausting (and alternatives may give you more instant...

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Open University Masters: Entry 20

Open University H817

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU David looks at Open Educational Resources and MOOCs Week 9: OER reuse and sustainability Open Learning heavyweight Martin Weller introduced us to this week’s activities and OER in general. The study objectives, if met, would enable us to understand:  the use of appropriate licences...

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Here’s What You Need To Have To Get Ahead In Your Career

The working world is such a competitive place. If you’re not all that in-tune with your competitive nature and you just want to be able to do a good job, you can often worry that you’ll get left behind. But that’s not necessarily the case. Because between your education, knowledge, and experience,...

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